As the admission process for nursery has begun in the city, parents are in a hurry to submit application forms to secure a seat for their wards.
Many schools have just started the procedure, but several of them have already closed their counters after receiving bunch of applications. Though school administrations have stopped taking interviews, parents are concerned about selection methods.
This year, schools have adopted different criteria ranging from first-come-first-serve basis to point system. Some of them have preferred the conventional system of short-listing candidates through draw of lots.
“Future of your child depends on the school. Parents are worried because everybody loves to see his child growing and choosing a right school is a step in that direction,” said Naveen Bharat, resident, Essel Tower.
“We are accommodating students on first-come-first-serve basis. From the next session we are planning to hold classes in two shifts for the convenience of parents,” said Urvashi Rawat, headmistress, Ryan Global Montessori. The last date of submission of forms is September 10, she added.
Some schools have adopted point system giving priority to applicants on the basis of proximity and siblings.
“We have allocated points to some elements such as siblings, neighborhood etc,” said Anita Makar, principal DAV Public School, sectors 14 and 48.
Several schools are in the post-admission stage. “We are conducting interaction programme with parents. We do not have any merit system,” said Sudha Goel, principal Scottish High International School.